Hello and happy Friday! It’s the unofficial start of summer for us – I’ve never been so ready!
I can’t believe it’s the end of May already – time is passing by so fast. Fall will be here before we know it. (If you saw my FB or Instagram this week you know Hobby Lobby already thinks it’s here.) ;)
It’s been a few months since I rounded up some of my favorite recent posts so I’m combining March, April and May into this one!
I got a ton done in the master bedroom earlier this year – it’s coming along so well! The first big project was beefing up the baseboards without taking off the old ones:
I LOVE THEM. It makes a huge difference in the room!
I continued the chunk with new DIY craftsman door trim as well:
Because there wasn’t enough new wood on the walls, I covered the wall behind the bed with a wall treatment in a dark gray:
I’m SO pleased at the progress! I kind of pooped out on it a month or so back so I need to get going on the rest of the plan now.
It’s been a couple years since we finished our basement – I’m so thrilled we were finally able to do it. I went through the process and how we had it done on a budget in this post:
I have a big plan for that TV wall – I may work on that this weekend. :)
I shared a few of my favorite online resources for free art in this post:
And made some fun new art for the kiddo’s bathroom with scrap wood and wavy FrogTape Shape Tape:
So preppy, I love it!
I made a very simple pet food tray with more wood from the garage pile and showed you how here:
It’s such a little thing but it works SO well. No more water or food messes on the floor!
Our mud room got some pattern and texture with the DIY (no sew!) cushion I made for the bench:
This is another space I stalled out on, but I hope to get more done in there soon. It’s so functional though – that bench is awesome!!
I got a HUGE project done in our master closet -- you have to see the before pics to see how far it came:
I took down all the shelving, filled hundreds of holes, installed the cabinets and then painted them and the walls. It was a ton of work but I did it for way cheaper than what a custom closet system would cost! And I love the dusty purple color, so pretty.
Our living room got a couple updates too – this space is one that has always bugged me and I’m determined to change it up this year. I did a DIY project I’ve wanted to try forever – replacing the window sill so I could install the thick trim:
Can you find the smushed cat? :)
And moving this small bookcase to this corner opened up the room a ton!:
I’m starting to really love this space. Slow but sure. :)
I shared my spray paint “taste test” – and there was a clear winner:
The results even surprised me!
I shared my experience with HomeGoods furniture in this post:
I don’t have many large pieces from there but I counted quite a few HG chairs in our house. ;)
I’ve been back outside for the past few weeks and it’s been glorious! I created a “front porch” where there wasn’t one:
We sit there at least once a day – again, a little thing that I’m so glad I did!
And last weekend I moved some things around on the deck and patio and it feels like a brand new space!:
Finally, I showed you the results of my biggest personal project over the past few months!:
Those are just a few of my biggest projects from the past few months! May has been busy for us so I’m looking forward to things calming down now that school’s out. So happy to see summer!!
Did you miss any of these projects? I think the gray wall in the master is my favorite. :) Hope you have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday for the June before and after link up!